Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine / Volume 2, Number 3 / March 1, 1995 / Page 45


From Thu Feb  2 12:12:52 1995
Date: Thu, 2 Feb 95 09:12:13 PST
X-Personal_Name: Vic Moberg
Subject: Gurak's Last Link

One wonders if Gurak realizes that the agents mentioned are essentially
reference librarians.  That is a profession typically reserved (relegated?)
to women in American society (at least the entire staff of my tech library
are women, and similarly at every other library I've been to).  Using male
names for the agents is actually breaking down gender lines rather
than building new barriers.  Of course ideally one should be able to
customize their interface as desired, much as some computer games now
permit.  These opinions are my own and do not reflect a position of my

Vic Moberg

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